Volunteer FAQ

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction Volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding. We also look for Hosts/Hostess’s to volunteer to check in volunteers and help setup lunches on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please check out the Non-Construction Volunteer Opportunities

What do I bring?

If you have them, bring safety glasses, a hammer, tape measure and gloves. If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you.

Do I need to sign up to volunteer?

Yes, all volunteers need to sign up in advance. Volunteers are required to sign an Adult or Minor waiver to volunteer. If you are a group or have minors please contact Michelle Appleby, Volunteer Coordinator by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone (315) 785-0308.

What should I expect for a build day?

8:45 AM Check In at Build Site
9:00 AM Safety Meeting
9:15 AM Construction Begins
12:00 PM Lunch Break (Lunch is Provided)
12:30 PM Construction Resumes
2:30 PM Clean-Up
3:00 PM Build Day Ends

What do I wear?

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site. So you will get dirty! See our Safety Guideline for more information.

What if I have no previous construction experience?

No previous construction experience is required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.

What if I have previous construction experience?

We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please fill out a volunteer inquiry and select Committee Member.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please fill out a volunteer inquiry or contact Michelle Appleby, Volunteer Coordinator by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone (315) 785-0308.

We look forward to you volunteering with us!

Contact Us

938 Water St. Watertown, NY 13601

315-785-0308

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